Quoted: Amid the mayhem with Google Glass

“When there’s a wall of police firing plastic bullets at you, and you’re running through a wall of tear-gas, having your hands free to cover your face, while saying ‘OK Glass, record a video,’ makes that recording process a lot . . . easier.”

— Tim Pool, Vice magazine reporter, telling The Guardian how Google Glass has been useful in getting first-person perspectives from the recent street protests in Istanbul, Cairo and Brazil. Pool was accepted into Google’s test program for the device earlier this year, and received his wearable computer just days before departing to Istanbul. “As soon as I saw Google Glass, I realized that it would allow me to do what I always do with this first-person live recording, but my hands would be free,” Pool told the Guardian. “I don’t want to stand filming in front of the water cannon and guys with Molotovs. I want to show you what it’s like to be there as best I can, even if that ends with me running full-speed into a cafe and rubbing lemons all over my face after being tear-gassed.”


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